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 Your monthly ward promises and neighbourhood priorities.

 

Monthly ward promises address local community issues to which police are capable of providing a response without the need for long-term activity or requiring little if any partnership working. Examples include: dealing with minor disorder caused by youths congregating; or speaking with partners to remedy issues caused by lack of attention.

Up to 3 Ward promises will be set at any one time and used to inform the neighbourhood priorities set by the local neighbourhood Police Inspector. Monthly promises and their impact will be reviewed and set at panel meetings, made up of representatives from the local community and attended by police. If you are interested in becoming a neighbourhood panel member please contact us.

Neighbourhood priorities will involve more complex solutions requiring medium to long-term and/or partnership approach to problem solving. These will be set and reviewed quarterly in conjunction with Borough crime priorities. Ward panels, and ‘Ward Public meetings’ will be held once every three months. Police will provide update on problem solving activity affecting the community.

The following gives you information about your local Neighbourhood Priorities that have been set and the actions we are taking to tackle them.

Priority

Priority - Theft from person

Date Set 24/01/15

Action taken/going to be taken

Arrest of identified suspects from retrieved CCTV. Regular overt and covert patrols around all the cafes and public houses. Pulse policing of external and internal tables.

Priority

Priority - Burglary

Date Set 24/01/15

Action taken/going to be taken

 High visibility patrols take place in areas where there have been recent burglaries,

 Proactive tactics as opportunities arise - Venues and Individuals

 Working with local council in order to ensure that all street lighting in the highlighted areas are fully functional. Working with CID in order to positively identify offenders and arrest.

Recent research indicates that burglars return to or near their scenes of crime.

Accordingly the team visit burglary venues ASAP after the event and advise both

those in the venue and those nearby of the offence and advise precautions.

Venues are highlighted via a daily briefing and patrol teams are directed to work

in those vicinities. We call it ‘Predictive Patrolling’. Clearly we cannot predict the

future so we aim to patrol within 250m radius of burglary venues whenever

possible for up to 2 weeks after the event. Other calls on our time do impact on this.

Priority

Priority - Theft from motor vehicles

Date Set 24/01/15

Action taken/going to be taken

 A street by street ‘Look and lock’ initiative

 Arrest of local active offenders

 Daily visits to four NCP car parks

 

The following gives you information about your local monthly Ward Promises that have been set and the actions we are taking to deliver them.

Promise

  

Promise - Theft person

Date Set 28/04/15

Action taken/going to be taken Daily High visibility patrols by officers at peak times. Visits to licensed premises at prime times.

Crime prevention partnership work with local businesses to help focus on reducing crime Using ASBO legislation to restrict movement in Knightsbridge & Belgravia of offenders - where appropriate Knightsbridge & Belgravia SNT team alongside Local Police Teams will be working closely with our partner agencies to reduce theft with crime prevention events in your local area.  This is done by crime prevention partnership work with local businesses

to help focus on reducing crime.

 We have held several engagements with local businesses. These are the sources of the majority of our crime. We offer training to staff as well as paying visits to warn customers of the risks involved.

Promise

Promise - Burglary

Date Set 24/01/15

Action taken/going to be taken

 We visit all residential burglary venues, and surrounding addresses to alert neighbours of the incident and advise to take precautions

 Patrols in vulnerable areas

 Proactive tactics as opportunities arise

Promise

Promise - Theft from vehicles

Date Set 28/04/15

Action taken/going to be taken

We continue to conduct plain clothes and high visibility patrols in vehicle crime ‘hot-spot’ areas. Regular street ‘crime’ surgeries continue to be held regularly to raise awareness and provide crime prevention advice alongside other target hardening measures, including

distribution of our ‘Nothing Left In Vehicle’ laminated cards. Regular high visual foot patrols are conducted to deter and detect offenders and to identify at risk vehicles before criminals do